Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader: How You and Your Organization Can Manage Conflict Effectively

Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader: How You and Your Organization Can Manage Conflict Effectively

by Craig E. Runde, Tim A. Flanagan
     
 

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The Second Edition of this classic resource on conflict resolution combines research, conceptual models, practitioner experience, and stories that highlight the core conflict competencies. The book underscores the importance for leaders to develop the critical skills they need to help them, their colleagues, and their organizations deal more effectively with

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The Second Edition of this classic resource on conflict resolution combines research, conceptual models, practitioner experience, and stories that highlight the core conflict competencies. The book underscores the importance for leaders to develop the critical skills they need to help them, their colleagues, and their organizations deal more effectively with conflict and move their organizations forward. This new edition expands on the conflict competence model, includes new tools and techniques, shows how to develop conflict competent teams and organizations, and offers a new online assessment.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An amazingly comprehensive collection of designs, options, examples, and techniques on how to move from conflict avoidance to constructive resolution."
Jim Kouzes, coauthor, The Leadership Challenge

Praise for Craig E. Runde and Tim A. Flanagan's Books

Building Conflict Competent Teams

"A comprehensive, thoroughly researched guide to the crucial and inevitable role conflict plays on a team."
Patrick Lencioni, author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

"Conflict happens on the best of teams. Building Conflict Competent Teams shows team leaders as well as team members how to constructively tackle the challenges that come when people disagree. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to lead, or belong to, a high-performing team."
Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager and The One Minute Entrepreneur

"Runde and Flanagan have put together a clear, well-written guide to the nature and sources of conflict that arise in teams and, more important, how to maximize the chances that conflict turns out to be the good thing that teams thrive on instead of the bad thing that destroys team performance."
Douglas Smith, author, The Wisdom of Teams

Developing Your Conflict Competence

"A must-have guidebook for the new age of global business. This book shows every leader how to turn feelings of fear into feelings of safety, suspicion into trust, and competitiveness into collaboration."
Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling book The Leadership Challenge

"Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan use their vast experience to give us Developing Your Conflict Competence. Move beyond negative workplace conflict to positive and constructive outcomes with the simple tools and suggestions in this must-read field guide!"
Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There, Succession: Are You Ready, and MOJO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118417225
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Series:
J-B CCL (Center for Creative Leadership)
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
333,431
File size:
1 MB

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From the Publisher
"If workplace conflict is inevitable, becoming a conflict competent leader is one of the most valuable skill sets a leader can possess. Runde and Flanagan clearly lay out how destructive conflict can be prevented while fostering the kind of constructive debate and creative solutions which businesses need to thrive."
—Joanne McCree, former vice president, human resources, IBM

"A great book! It is full of actionable insights to turn your organization's conflict from a cost to an asset."
—Daniel Shapiro, Harvard Negotiation Project; coauthor, Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate

"Their ability to assimilate and describe what managers actually face in dealing with conflict is a key factor in making this book unique from others. No self-help manual on handling conflict that I've ever seen addresses the basics like this book."
—Kenneth Bradt, past president, Society of Consulting Psychologists

"Competency in managing conflict is perhaps the most under-recognized component of successful leadership. This book, once read, should remain on the shelf of every leader for handy reference."
—Dan Dana, Mediation Training Institute International; author, Managing Differences

"Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan know conflict! Better yet, they are able to guide the reader through an understanding of its dynamics from onset to resolution, thereby helping all of us to become more 'active constructive' leaders."
—Michael Katos, The Katos Group LLC

"Our personal professional development is a constant pursuit in our quest to be the best we can possibly be. Dealing with conflict is a given in any leadership position. Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader serves as a great resource for any leader to better understand and manage conflict."
—MaryEllen Elia, superintendent, School District of Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida

Meet the Author

Craig E. Runde is director of the Center for Conflict Dynamics at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tim A. Flanagan is co-owner of Custom Leadership Solutions, St.

Petersburg, Florida, and senior fellow at the Center for Conflict Dynamics.

They are the coauthors of the first edition of Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader, Building Conflict Competent Teams, and Developing Your Conflict Competence.

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